• dessert
  • Fluffy Vegan Chocolate-Coconut Pancakes

    Pancakes, crumpets, flapjacks, hot cakes. These pan-fried wonders have so many names, depending on where you are in the world. We’ve always referred to these as crumpets growing up, while the term pancakes was reserved for larger, flat cakes that more closely resembled crêpes. Lately however, I’ve been seeing similar variations to these being referred to […]

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  • Funky Monkey Bowls

    Fair warning: this post contains a deliciously indulgent recipe. Proceed with caution. I should probably start off by saying that we don’t have Ben & Jerry’s in South Africa, so when the sudden explosion of homemade Chunky Monkey bowls appeared on my Instagram feed, I took to Google to check what all the fuss was about. For […]

  • Breakfast
  • Ultra Toasty Homemade Maple Granola

    There are a few foods that are universally known to be addictive: nuts, popcorn, slangetjies (my Cape Malay folk will relate), and… muesli. Muesli versus Granola South Africans typically relate to and recognise the word muesli more than they do granola. While the word muesli originated in Europe, granola has its origins in North America. However, etymology is not the beginning and end of their […]

    Mushroom Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries and Basil-Cashew Mayo

    Mushrooms are an exquisite, versatile food. It’s no surprise then, that it’s one of our favourite vegetables.  They come in many different varieties, which means that there’s sure to be one that suits your palate. You can add mushrooms to soups, stir-fries, pastas, curries, salads and even burgers! Have you ever ordered a veggie burger […]

  • sides
  • The Easiest, Tastiest Sweet Potato Fries

    These sweet potato fries are such a game changer. We all know how comforting carbohydrates are when you eat them, and how soul-crushing it is when, after you’ve eaten it, you feel bloated, and filled with regret. Just me? I’ve said this before – I’m all about balance. And so, while I thoroughly enjoy having […]

  • Breakfast
  • Homely Coco-Caramel Oats

    Of all the fruits known to man, dates remind me of my childhood and upbringing the most, and it’s still one of my favourite things. George on the other hand, was persuaded of the matter, with a gentle nudge in the right direction. 😉 Not surprising then, that ever since our date caramel came into existence, […]

  • salad
  • Tuna Mayo v2.0: Mock Polony Salad

    I remember a time when opening my lunchbox could possibly have been the highlight of my day. Being at school and finding my favourite fillings on my sandwiches was priceless – Thanks, Mom. Chicken and potato, vienna smoortjie,* and tuna-mayo were some of my favourite treats. *For my international friends: I haven’t found an appropriate […]

  • Breakfast
  • Guilt-free Banana Bread Oatmeal

    Banana bread is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s not fancy or complicated. But the fragrance, sweetness and moistness of a good banana bread, makes it an all-time favourite for many of us. This recipe was an accidental development. Last week, while making our vanilla oatmeal for breakfast, thought about switching it up a little. […]

  • Breakfast
  • Creamy, Dreamy, Nutritious, Chocolate Porridge

    We highly recommend this recipe for mornings when you’re in need of extra care. It’s not your everyday kind of oats. It’s the kind you make on a relaxed Sunday morning, to share with that special person in your life. Furthermore, unlike pancakes and other breakfast delicacies, that take some time to prepare, this oatmeal […]

  • Breakfast
  • Delectable Chocolate Nice Cream in Minutes

    Chocolate for breakfast, yaaaay!!! 🙂 Crash course on cocoa Did you know that raw cacao is actually healthy? Similar to green tea, cocoa contains a significant amount of polyphenols. Polyphenols are compounds that are found naturally in plants, and have antioxidant properties. For all of us who aren’t in the fields of medicine and nutrition, […]

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  • Yummy 10-Minute Vanilla-Cinnamon Oats

    As discussed in yesterday’s post, we are embarking on a four-week health journey. The objective for week one is to, Increase your fruit intake by starting your day with a good breakfast. The Breakfast Dilemma “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We’ve […]